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Report: Bayern Munich’s Joshua Zirkzee to take medical for Anderlecht in coming days

It looks like a deal between Bayern Munich and Anderlecht is imminent.

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According to a report from Sky’s Max Bielefeld, Bayern Munich striker Joshua Zirkzee will take his medical for Anderlecht this week and will likely leave Germany for a one-year loan assignment.

Bielefeld says that there will not be an option-to-buy included in the agreement, which is very curious considering the downward spiral that Zirkzee has been in for past season-and-a-half:

After a failed loan at Parma Calcio 1913 in the second half of last season, Zirkzee has struggled mightily during Bayern Munich’s preseason friendlies. Playing mostly out of position as a wing, Zirkzee has had trouble adjusting to the new role and has stood out for all of the wrong reasons.

Zirkzee could absolutely benefit from a fresh start and Anderlecht would seemingly be a good developmental ground for the talented Dutchman. Sometimes, a new setting — and some new voices — could be exactly what a player needs to rediscover to his or her game.